Highlights of the 2024 Ontario Budget

On March 26, 2024, the Ontario government tabled its 2024 budget, “Building a Better Ontario” (Budget) and Bill 180, Building a Better Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2024 (Bill 180). In this FTR Now, we highlight information contained in the Budget and Bill 180 that is of broad interest to employers, human resources professionals and pension…

Ontario Budget 2024 Tabled

On March 26, 2024, the Ontario government tabled its 2024 budget, “Building a Better Ontario” (Budget). Among other things, the Budget describes developments in the province’s plan to release a new legislative framework for multi‐employer pension plans that provide target benefits. Bill 180, Building a Better Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2024 was introduced on the…

Natasha Monkman Recognized in BPM Elite Women 2024

Hicks Morley is happy to share that Natasha Monkman has been recognized as one of Benefits and Pensions Monitor’s Elite Women 2024. Benefits and Pensions Monitor (BPM) invited professionals across Canada to nominate their most exceptional female leaders to be recognized in this inaugural report. This

Hicks Morley and 56 Partners Recognized in the 2024 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Hicks Morley has once again been recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. The firm ranked “Most Frequently Recommended” for labour relations in Toronto, “Consistently Recommended” for pensions and employee benefits in Toronto as well as labour relations in Ottawa, Kingston, Waterloo and London, and “Repeatedly Recommended” in the construction sector in Toronto.

Employment Expenses: Updated Process and T2200 Form

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has published revised guidance on the process for claiming home office expenses for the 2023 taxation year just in time for tax season. The CRA has confirmed that the two temporary methods for claiming deductions for home office expenses—form T2200S, “Declaration of Conditions of Employment for Working at Home Due…

We Welcome Associate Andrew Easto to Hicks Morley

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Andrew Easto has joined the firm as a pension, benefits and executive compensation lawyer in our Toronto office. Andrew provides advice and guidance to employers and plan administrators navigating the regulatory, transactional and governance landscape of pension plans, group benefits and incentive compensation.

Andrew Easto

Andrew is experienced in assisting senior management and in-house counsel at large public sector-institutions with employee benefit and executive compensation advisory matters.

2023 in Review – Key Legislative Updates

Last week we published “The Year in Review – 2023 Cases of Note.” This week we are back with our review of notable legislative updates from 2023 that we believe will be of interest to employers, human resources professionals and pension plan administrators. We also identify some legislation to watch for in 2024. Ontario Employment…